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hikerdmb
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2/2/2011
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Didn't think I would be able to get out last weekend but I did. A last minute trip came up and so I went with my buddy for a one night backpack trip out near Bow Willow. It was only about 3 miles each way but the weather on Saturday was perfect, maybe even a little hot. It got really windy late Saturday night but was calm again by the time we hiked out Sunday morning. There were a few flowers along the way but this part of ABDSP definitely did not get as much rain as the northern area of the park.
Here are a few pics from the trip. The first two are my favorites.

Brittle bush, cactus, and rock


First light on Sombrero Peak


Very old hiking trail sign


Saw a few of these succulents


Lenticular clouds, a sign of high winds


After four weeks in a row I will be staying close to home for the next couple of weeks.
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2/3/2011
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I like the clouds, another thing I need to learn more about. That old sign is pretty cool also, you can see where they have pounded it in right on the top. Can you tell us where that sign was more or less? I wonder if it was part of a bigger trail system. Nice shot of the plants also.

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2/4/2011
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Hi David,
Nice pics. Have you done that Bow WIllow to Rockhouse Canyon loop?
I would like to do that at some point.

I like the Sombrero Peak shot a lot.

Bob

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hikerdmb
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2/4/2011
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We did that loop a few years ago. It is a very nice hike. These pics are from that area but we did not do the whole loop this time. The little pass that goes from Rockhouse over into Bow Willow is very cool. Hiking on old Indian trails like that makes the hike. Also the views up into Bow Willow Canyon from there are fantastic. Tha old sign is on that trail.
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2/7/2011
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I would like to do that hike at some point.
Usually we just park at the intersection of Carrizo Gorge and Rockhouse Canyon and hike straight up the wash.

Bob

hikerdmb wrote:
We did that loop a few years ago. It is a very nice hike. These pics are from that area but we did not do the whole loop this time. The little pass that goes from Rockhouse over into Bow Willow is very cool. Hiking on old Indian trails like that makes the hike. Also the views up into Bow Willow Canyon from there are fantastic. Tha old sign is on that trail.
David
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2/7/2011
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Bob,
You really should do the hike like it is described in Afoot and Afield in SD. Then you will go through the lovely valley with all the huge Joshua Tree type rock piles. And that is pretty much the best part of the loop. It seems like lots of people just day hike from Bow Willow up into that valley and then return the same way. You will also get a different view looking down into Rockhouse. I will add a few more pics with some of the valley rock formations later today.
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2/7/2011
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Here are a couple more pics from the trip that show the valley between Bow Willow and Rockhouse Canyons.
Bear Paw Rock


Lots of big rocks


Mini Matterhorn


Sombrero Peak and more rocks
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